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The Full 90 with Coach Mike Avery

90 word reflections on coaching. (Not as easy as it sounds, but neither is coaching.)

REGULAR TIME (90): 90 words on "Creating".

The blank page is daunting.

So much to say.

How to say it? Where to begin?

Simpler to just attack someone else’s work.

Far easier to destroy than create.

Both give a feeling of power.

The surge when something blows up, however, is short-lived.

A fast burn.


Creation inherently carries far greater risk, but provides a lasting payoff.

When inspired by imagination and passion - and balanced with trepidation…

Creation breathes hope into the world.

In the blank page you see potential.

Your creation gives me hope.





"Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."

- Charles Mingus, American Jazz Musician


Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."

- Pablo Picasso, Artist




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